by | Apr 7, 2019

Washington During the two years when Democrats controlled the Oval Office, Senate and House, President Barack Obama squandered a major opportunity. He failed to push for a vote on a DREAM Act, which would create a path to citizenship for…

by | Mar 17, 2019

Washington President Donald Trump, meet California Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Democratic rising star who tracks mud across the legal system the same way you do, but his dirty footprints win accolades from the mainstream media. Wednesday, Newsom signed an executive…

by | Mar 12, 2019

Since passage of the 1976 National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. §§ 1601-1651, some 60 or so “national emergencies” have been declared by American Presidents. Approximately half have expired over time, and 32 “national emergencies” now are active, typically renewed annually….

by | Feb 19, 2019

Score another one for President Trump. On Friday the President walked into the Rose Garden to discuss his signing of an order declaring a “national emergency” in the case for building a wall along the southern border. Among other things,…

by | Feb 19, 2019

In case you hadn’t noticed, everything is in crisis these days. Race relations, the climate, male behavior, government shutdowns, immigration… Except that immigration, as crises go, was pretty small beer until President Trump swooped down last week with his proclamation…

by | Feb 15, 2019

The omnibus budget deal to avert a shutdown includes $1.375 billion to construct 55 miles of barriers. The bill contains restrictions on use of funds for anything but the specific numbers, precluding the president from using money appropriated by Congress….

by | Feb 8, 2019

Walls, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insists, are “immoral.” The Democratic Leader of the Senate, New York Senator Chuck Schumer, opposes a wall. Democratic Congressman Hakeem Jeffries insists that a border wall would be “ineffective” and is a “fifth-century solution to…

by | Feb 6, 2019

Washington President Donald Trump pushed hard for the moment when he could deliver this State of the Union address with all the pomp the Capitol venue can offer — robed Supreme Court justices, solons of the Senate, House Speaker Nancy…

by | Feb 4, 2019

I sat half asleep in the front passenger seat of a Hyundai SUV only vaguely aware of the countryside through which we were passing. The warmth of the car and the bright sunshine belied a colder and grimmer reality. I…

by | Jan 30, 2019

Washington The Great Debate between President Donald J. Trump and the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives came to a rather shabby end just before the book-reviewing sections of our great newspapers reviewed an anthropological marvel, The Goodness Paradox. In this lively…

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